The BEST Episodes of Hotel Impossible
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020
Network: Travel Channel
Struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.
#1 - Operation Sandy Part 1: Seaside Heights, NJ
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 21, 2013
Anthony gets himself into a storm of a situation when he arrives at the Thunderbird Motel in Seaside Heights, NJ, and tries to repair a motel that’s still hurting 9 months after being hit by Hurricane Sandy.
#2 - Making Waves: Myrtle: Beach, SC
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired May 5, 2014
Anthony arrives at the Carnival Inn in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and finds the elevators and guest rooms in hideous condition and meets with an overwhelmed manager who has no experience running a hotel.
#3 - Operation Sandy Part 2: Seaside Heights, NJ
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 28, 2013
n the second hour of a special 2-part episode, Anthony continues his mission to help out the Jersey Shore with a visit to Seaside Heights, one of the places that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy 9 months ago.
#4 - Hollywood Nightmare: Hollywood, CA
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 24, 2014
A worn-out hotel in Hollywood needs a face-lift, but first Anthony has to deal with problems that include the discovery of dirty syringes on the premises, a rotting infrastructure and an owner who seems blinded by the lights of Tinseltown.
#5 - Boss's Time Out: Bossier City, LA
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired May 23, 2016
Anthony visits Bossier City, Louisiana, to help hotel staff with abusive owners.
#6 - Crash Course in Daytona: Daytona Beach, FL
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2014
In the Season 5 premiere, Anthony travels to Daytona Beach to save the historic 50 room Streamline Hotel, which is known as the birthplace of NASCAR, but that connection may not be enough to keep the owner and an inexperienced general manager from letting the place crash and burn.
#7 - Owner Overboard: Islamorada, FL
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 3, 2014
After arriving in the Florida Keys, Anthony discovers that not everything is as idyllic as it seems in this sun-kissed, palm tree-lined corner of America when he is tasked with keeping the Creekside Inn afloat.
#8 - Homestead Hoarders Gone Wild: Homestead, FL
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 3, 2014
Anthony deals with brothers who are out of touch when it comes to the 150-room hotel they operate in Homestead, Fla. Chief among the problems that need addressing is a banquet hall that's being used to store old supplies, furniture and trash.
#9 - Resort to Spanking: Manson, WA
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 25, 2014
Anthony travels to the struggling lake tourist town of Manson, Wash., to offer his expertise to the Mountain View Lodge, where he encounters a passive-aggressive owner who needs some help dealing with control issues.
#10 - The Big Sleasy: New Orleans, LA
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 13, 2015
Season 5 comes to a close with Anthony's stay at the failing Empress Hotel in New Orleans, which he discovers offers cheap rates that attract undesirables and employs ridiculous cost-cutting policies for housekeeping employees.
#11 - Running on Empty: Grass Valley, CA
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 16, 2013
Anthony heads to Grass Valley, CA, to reinvigorate the historic Holbrook Hotel. With the owner stressed from event planning, bartending and leading the band, can Anthony get him to focus in time to save the 162-year-old landmark?
#12 - Boardwalk Gold: Ocean City, MD
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 23, 2013
Anthony helps the failing Lankford Hotel, located in Ocean City, MD, on one of America’s top-rated boardwalks. The hotel is well kept, but Anthony discovers outdated rooms and hotel policies from the ’60s, as well as shops that aren’t making any money.
#13 - In the Doghouse: Baileys Harbor, WI
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 30, 2013
Anthony heads to Baileys Harbor, WI, otherwise known as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest," to help revitalize the Beachfront Inn, a 20-room, pet-friendly hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan.
#14 - Niagara Falls Down: Niagara Falls, Canada
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 14, 2013
Anthony goes to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, where the not-so-ritzy Ritz Inn is struggling to stay afloat. With a stubborn owner, filthy rooms and a wedding chapel that doubles as a storage room, can Anthony save the inn before it sinks completely?
#15 - The Italian Scallion: Palermo, Italy
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired May 12, 2014
Anthony goes to help out the Solunto Mare Hotel in Palermo, Sicily, and soon finds his hands full with a GM who can't get the staff to listen to her, and an entrepreneur who is leasing the hotel at a loss and putting his own money into the hotel to keep it going.
#16 - Stormy Wedding: Hood River, OR
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 2, 2014
Anthony is in beautiful Hood River, OR, to help the Vagabond Lodge. Anthony transforms this picturesque property into a profitable event space, but can they pull off a wedding in just 48 hours despite the looming storm clouds?
#17 - Packing Heat: Brewer, ME
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 9, 2014
Anthony arrives at the Vacationland Inn and Conference Center in Brewer, Maine, which at first glance seems like a well-run operation, but then he starts to discover problems, including managers who carry weapons, a mutinous staff, and a dangerous lack of security.
#18 - Crappy Management: Crookston, MN
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 28, 2014
Anthony travels to Minnesota to help the struggling 73-room Crookston Inn and Convention Center, but frustrations rise as a surly manager is made to own up to a disgusting bathroom. Also: An owner is forced to consider a staff change.
#19 - Jersey Shore Uproar: Wildwood, NJ
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 28, 2016
Anthony visits the White Caps Motel in Wildwood, New Jersey, the number one resort town on the Jersey Shore. After learning the business isn't really in financial trouble, Anthony discovers the owner is taking advantage of her underpaid general manager. Can Anthony fix the White Caps Motel's poor management before the employees decide they've had enough?
#20 - Swamped: Roaring Gap, NC
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired May 19, 2014
At the High Meadows Hotel, Anthony deals with a hotel that is making $1.15 per room and is close to going out of business. His biggest problems are an owner who treats everything like a joke, and a review that claims the hotel has bed bugs.
#21 - Super Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2014
Anthony finds an unkempt exterior, a nonexistent branding plan and tense, lost leadership when he arrives at the 70-room Hearthstone Inn in Cape Breton, N.S.
#22 - Alaskan Heavyweights: Juneau, AK
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 27, 2014
Anthony travels to the Alaska Hotel & Bar in Juneau to help out the historic property. He finds a mother and son fighting each other for control and a bar manager who won't respect anyone's authority.
#23 - To Be or Not To Be: Cedar City, UT
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 22, 2015
Anthony is in Utah, home of the Shakespeare Festival, to help the struggling Stratford Court Hotel, sitting at the center of the town. With help from the community, can Anthony prevent a Shakespearean tragedy at this hotel?
#24 - Hershey Addiction: Hershey, PA
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 29, 2015
Anthony is in Hershey, PA, mecca for thrill-riders & chocoholics. But the GM of the struggling Simmons Motel has a more serious addiction, so they hold an intervention to help him see he's hurting the business and his family.
#25 - Dream Inn: Daytona Beach, FL
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 6, 2012
In Daytona Beach, Anthony tries to bring the Dream Inn out of bankruptcy, but discovers that the general manager has nothing to do because his domineering mother makes all the decisions.